Hume, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
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Aerial view
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Coordinates 35°23′13″S 149°10′12″E / 35.387°S 149.170°E / -35.387; 149.170Coordinates: 35°23′13″S 149°10′12″E / 35.387°S 149.170°E / -35.387; 149.170
Population 308 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 35.81/km2 (92.8/sq mi)
Gazetted 22 March 1982
Postcode(s) 2620
Area 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
District Jerrabomberra
Territory electorate(s) Kurrajong
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Hume:
Gilmore Tralee

Hume is a suburb of Canberra in the district of Jerrabomberra. The suburb is named after the explorer Hamilton Hume and streets are named after Australian industrialists and businessmen.[2] Hume is a light-industrial suburb and there is no significant housing development. On Census night 2011, Hume had a population of 308 people,[1] up from six in 2006,[3] as a result of the construction of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. As a result, Hume had a highly unusual sex ratio of 289 males to 19 females.[1]


Deakin Volcanics from the Silurian period underlie Hume. Cream and purple rhyodacite are found in the south and including Tralee, New South Wales. A mixture of purple and green tuff, ashstone, shale, and coarse sandstone is in the north east. Coarse dark purple rhyodacite is in the north end near Queanbeyan turn off.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 63. ISBN 1-86331-128-9. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.